Cricbuzzscores match preview
The second one-day match between India and New Zealand will be taking place at Feroz Shah Kotla Delhi. It is the second match out of the five matches. It will be day – night match and shall start at 1:30 PM IST. The ground has seemed to really lucky for the Indian team as they haven’t lost a single match on this ground and against the kiwis they on two on two matches. India and New Zealand have played 91 matches where India leads by winning 5 matches whereas the New Zealand has won only 41 matches and with no ties till now.
Though in the latter 5 ODI matches India has lost against them, we are yet expecting them to win the ODI as they will be playing on their home ground. The in percentage calculate is 80%/
The series ends with this ODI and there shall be no further T20Is on this tour of New Zealand in India. The captain MS Dhoni himself is expected to lead the team. Though the heartbreaking news for the Raina fans is that they cannot see him play in this ODI also as he is still unfit to play the game. Though the news is heartbreaking, we can see Kedhar Jadhav in his place who has an amazing experience in domestic cricket and has an amazing strike rate o 104 in just 8 ODIs he has played. It’s a do or dies situation for him, as his performance in this series will determine his position in the team in the future.
Well, the most looked out player by the Indian audience will Delhi’s very own Virat Kohli. His averages are as high as 64.33 from his outings till date and had already struck a ton against England five years back.
To all those who can’t make it to the live match, you can catch up the event at Cricinfo. An opportunity is given to Manish Pandey and which actually in return gives an opportunity to the captain himself to reverse the batting order by placing himself at 4th position and the latter at 5th.
Kiwis to win if they bat first
Another man who is in do or die situation is Rahane as he is being trusted with the job of opening as Shikar Dhawan and KL Rahul are missing in this ODI.
The team has an amazing set of ballers like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. India’s victory over the kiwis was mainly credited to Umesh Yadav and Hardik Pandya. Though Yadav’s consistency is fluctuating at times he has to show his consistency accurately as he can be a boon to both the sides.